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Three awards for The Artist at Golden Globes in LA

Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

French directed silent movie The Artist walked away with three awards from the Golden Globes ceremony in Los Angeles late Sunday in the run-up to the all-important Oscars next month.


The movie won best musical/comedy, best musical/comedy actor and best musical score, one more than family drama The Descendants which won two including best drama picture and best actor for George Clooney.

Meryl Streep won best actress for her mesmerizing portrayal of British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, while best director went to Martin Scorsese for his 3D adventure Hugo.

The Artist, which had garnered the most Globes nominations with nods in six categories, was beaten for best supporting actress by Octavia Spencer in The Help and best screenplay by Woody Allen's box office hit Midnight in Paris.

Billed as a tribute to the silent movie era, the film tells the story of silent star George Valentin, played by Dujardin, whose career is torpedoed by the arrival of the "talkies."

Ahead of the Golden Globes, The Artist won best film and best director at the New York Film Critics Circle awards in November, and more recently the Directors Guild of America's best picture seen as a key indicator for the Oscars, due on 26 February.

Best foreign language award at the ceremony movie went to A Separation from Iran, which beat films from China and Belgium as well Spanish Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In, and Angelina Jolie's directoral debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey.




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